How to Donate Used Christmas Cards

by Contributor

Christmas cards are a beautiful way to share news and the joy of the season. Once the season ends, you don't have to throw the cards away. Donate the cards, or any card, to a worthy charity that recycles the cards and re-sells them to raise funds for their work. St. Jude's Ranch accepts used card donations for this purpose, allowing you to continue the cycle of joy a Christmas card brings.

Package the cards together and mail them to St. Jude's Ranch. There, the cards are removed from the back, a new back is affixed and the cards are packaged together for resale. The address for St. Jude's is: St. Jude's Ranch for Children Recycled Card Program 100 St. Jude's Street Boulder City, NV 89005

Use scissors to remove the back of the card as only the front of the card may be recycled. Make sure the front of the card is bare of any notes or writing or it may not be recycled.

Send Christmas cards, thank you, birthday, anniversary or other cards to St. Jude's. The fundraiser runs year round and uses cards of all types.

Don't separate the cards by type. St. Jude's resells the cards by general Christmas cards; religious Christmas cards; Easter cards; birthday cards; thank you cards and all-occasion general greeting cards

Tips

  • The program does not accept cards from Disney, American Greetings or Hallmark.
  • St. Jude's prefers cards that are 5 inches by 7 inches or smaller.

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